Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
upon both sides of the bay. >> the as beat the rangers. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the coliseum in oakland right now where the as are still looking to win their division. elissa, pretty exciting. >> reporter: it is exciting and hopefully they didn't celebrate with too much champagne last night because they have another game today against the rangers if they want to win their division but the as have clinched a spot in the play- offs for the first time in six years, a big win over the texas rangers last night. the score was 4-3 and if you missed that strikeout in the 9th inning, here it is. >> he struck him out! and the oakland athletics -- >> reporter: this was the as fourth straight win in six of seven. more than 2 1,000 fans saw the six-year dry spell finally end. this is really a story about the underdogs coming up ahead. in the clubhouse, corks were flying, champagne flowing. this is a big deal because nobody expected it this year. the team is young. there are 15 rookies on the roster. and many of them actually played key roles in last night's win like pit
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. they beat the rangers at the coliseum three to one in front of 30,000 fans. there was one run allowed over six innings. they've tied the rangers for first place in the west. this is the 162nd game of the season. al began just after 12 said that. >> this was not supposed to happen this is like cinderella crashing the ball. it's an unbelievable story in baseball right now. most experts pick the coast oakland a's to lose a hundred games and now they're on the process of winning the american league west. they're already in the playoffs and that's great news. if they win today they are the champs of their division and will have one of the best records in all of baseball. probably the most improbable story and all of baseball. they have one of the smallest pay rolls and they were 13 games behind the texas rangers on june 30th before they made this unbelievable round. they won five in a row. it did make it 60 their division champs. they will not have to go to the crazy wild card playoff scenario. they can sit at home and wait to figure out who they are going to play. to put in perspective, their
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-2. they are a game and a half behind the rangers for the division led. two and a half ahead for the final wildcard spots. padres hosted. giants trail 5-4 in the ninth. huston street, 100th home run for the giants this season. ties it at five. two batters later. number 101 from runter pens. two-run shot. takes the series with the 7-5 victory. they go on to l.a. to end the regular season with three against the dodgers. all right. we had an unbelievable finish at today's ryder cup with a complete american meltdown. team usa led 10-6 coming into today's single matches. lou donald. first of twelve players out for your. great save on 17. he would close the bubble. europe trails 10-7. on 18, unbelievable shot over the trees. first european player in 31 years to go 4-0 in ryder cup, beating stinson. 10 - 8, usa. justin and mickelson back-to-back birdies. he won his match. even phil is impressed. then jim furyk needed this to have the match. he misses and martin from the same spot for the win. europe wins 8 1/2 of the twelve singles matches. an amazing come back. they retain the ryder cup. just incredible.
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
as the weekend. >> if they sweep the rangers they will win if that at least have the wild-card game. >> opening statements for the woman accused of killing a nursing student. about two dozen people filled the courtroom to watch including members of lace family. prosecution told the court that they found dna evidence belonging to ask about on the shell lay staring well. other evidence included a series of threatening text messages. they disappeared in may of 2011 and her body was found and rule alameda county months later. a stabbing early sunday first marks the first of eight killings in 11 days. this happened early sunday morning at the intersection of railroad and monterey highway in san jose. you can see the crime tape as they take it down. it happened at one in the morning or as many as 30 people were involved in a roadside brawl. police are not sure what happened to incite that but they know at least one person was stabbed. >> there is at least 30 individuals. as whether there was a brawl or what happened is still undetermined. investigators are still going through and talking to people wh
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
ahead of anaheim and tampa for the wild card spot. they host the rangers for the next three games. all right, here we go. a 2-2 tie in the eighth. he drills it down the line. what else? another homerun. 23 ready of the -- 23rd of the year. and the a's are amazing. they either hit home runs or strike out. his third in the last four games. two-run shot. a's win it. they want to win the division. they have texas in town for the final three games. padres hotsing the giants -- hosting the giants. that one is gone off houston street. that's the 100th homerun for the giants. it ties the game at five. a two-run shot. a 7-5 victory. on to l.a. to win the regular season with three against the dodgers. this sports report is brought to you by river rock casino and what a day in sports? >> that concludes another broadcast of abc7 news. i'm alan wang. always a pleasure working with you, leigh and you, shu. thanks for watching. we start again tomorrow morning at 4:30.